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Volume 19, Number 5—May 2013


Campylobacter coli Outbreak in Men Who Have Sex with Men, Quebec, Canada, 2010–2011

Christiane GaudreauComments to Author , Melissa Helferty, Jean-Loup Sylvestre, Robert Allard, Pierre A. Pilon, Michel Poisson, and Sadjia Bekal
Author affiliations: Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal–Hôpital Saint-Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (C. Gaudreau); Université de Montréal, Montreal (C. Caudreau, M. Poisson, P.A. Pilon); Agence de la Santé et des Services Sociaux–Santé Publique de Montréal, Montreal (M. Helferty, J.-L. Sylvestre, R. Allard, P.A. Pilon); McGill University, Montreal (R. Allard); Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal–Hôtel-Dieu, Montreal (M. Poisson); Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec/Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada (S. Bekal); Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (M. Helferty)

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Table 1

Statistically significant differences between case-patients with outbreak-related Campylobacter coli pulsovar 1 (n = 10) and nonoutbreak C. coli (n = 30) infections, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2010–2011*

No. outbreak case-patients
No. nonoutbreak case-patients
OR (95% CI)
p value
Male sex, n = 40 10/10 17/30 16.20 (1.88–139.00) 0.010
Age 20– 59 y, n = 40 10/10 17/30 16.20 (1.88–139.00) 0.010
Had sexual relations within the incubation period, n = 23 6/6 7/17 18.20 (1.87–177.00) 0.017
MSM, n = 17 9/10 0/7 95.00 (8.29–1,089.00) 0.0001
HIV positive, n = 15 8/9 0/6 73.67 (6.09–891.00) 0.001

*OR, odds ratio; MSM, men who have sex with men.

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